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Silberman's rule

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He who refuses a colostomy always requires a colostomy.
Corollary #1 of Silberman' s Law: The colostomy the patient reguires is always created under urgent circumstances.

Submitted by:
Leo A. Gordon, MD
Associate Director of Surgical Education
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, California

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